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Everything You Need To Know About Breast Fat Transfer – FAQs

How much did it cost? $11,395. It could have since increased. Which doctor did you go to? Dr. Bednar is Charlotte, NC. Did you travel? Yes, I flew there from DC. It’s a short flight. Where did you stay? The Hampton Inn. At the time there was a shuttle between the hotel and the doctor’s office, though I’m not sure the hotel still offers this service. They dropped me off and picked me up. The rooms are equipped with full kitchens and refrigerators which was essential for me. How long did you stay? I arrived Tuesday night and left Friday morning. Did someone travel with you/is this required? Yes and yes. You need someone with you the first 24 hours to help you around, administer medicine and just be there in case of emergency. You can hire one of the nurses for this, but I forced my friend Joël to…

Eat These Five Foods Daily To Improve Anxiety

I have treated my own anxiety with a combination of exercise, journaling, brain rewiring, meditation, sleep and diet. I eat these five foods daily to improve anxiety and they have made a massive difference in my mood and overall brain function. Before you think anxiety is just genetic, that you are broken or that something is wrong with you – I’m here to tell you that you are not broken, you are not beyond repair, you are not only worthy of healing – you’re capable of it. Did you know that what you eat has a profound impact on your mood? Or that the gut is the second brain? Or that even simply dehydration can negatively impact the brain? Listen, there is SO much you can do to feel better. And for me, that starts with what I’m eating. The gut is the second brain, Science is just beginning to…

Nine Ways To Get The Best Sleep of Your Life

After a bout of particularly brutal insomnia, taking damn near every natural supplement and millions of Benadryl, seeing specialists and reading everything I could about insomnia – here are nine ways to get the best sleep of your life. I have had trouble sleeping on and off since I was a kid. I am a light sleeper. If it’s two degrees too hot (literally) I wake up. If there’s light I wake up. If Scott breathes too loud, I wake his ass up to shut up. No I am not kidding. My history with sleep issues and insomnia. When the pandemic began, my baby (who had a sleep disorder) finally started sleeping through the night at 19 months. I think it was a combination of sleeping roughly 4 hours a night for the past year and a half and the stress of the pandemic – but I couldn’t sleep. I…

Gluten-Free Spring Pea & Prosciutto Crostini

This Gluten-Free Spring Pea & Prosciutto Crostini is so delicious and perfect for a warm spring dinner outside! Paired with a crisp glass of white wine – it’s divine. You guys, I love a crostini. They’re delicious little morsels of food that I can eat with my hands. What’s better? And if you’ve never had mashed peas, you’re in for a fucking TREAT. They are so, so good. Assuming you like peas in the first place. This is one of those kind of fancy recipes that couldn’t be easier to make. And is also gluten-free. I used Against the Grain baguette or you can use a keto baguette or make your own baguette. Tips for making Gluten-Free Spring Pea & Prosciutto Crostini: if you’re dairy-free, use a nut based mozzarellaput a finger partially over the bottle of olive oil when drizzling the crostinis so you don’t drown then in oilfeel…

Anti-Inflammatory Salmon and Veggie Bowl

This anti-inflammatory salmon and veggie bowl is easy to meal prep, perfect for gut and overall health and is totally delicious. I love a good bowl. A Greek chicken bowl. An Asian ground chicken bowl. Egg roll in a bowl. Korean ground beef and veggie bowl. I love ’em all. And even better, they’re perfect for meal prepping. I only meal prepped two of these bowls but I wish I’d done more. They were SO good, filling and healthy. I love eating healthy food because it literally makes my body and brain feel better. There’s a reason for this. Did you know that the food you eat isn’t just energy for your cells, it’s information? How we eat determines more than our body composition, it determines how we think, mental clarity, cognitive function, our mood, our energy, our sleep, genetic expression and so much more. I’m so in love with…

Gluten-Free Spring Charcuterie Board

It’s April, it’s sunny, and here in Charleston it’s HOT. It’s basically the best. And also the perfect time to make a gluten-free spring charcuterie board. Here’s how! Hi. I’m not sure if you’re new to my blog or if this is your 100th visit here. Either way, my name is Dani and I love a good goddamn charcuterie board. I make them at snack time for my kids (okay and for me). I make them for happy hour, before dinner, at every holiday and birthday and sometimes in lieu of an actual lunch. I like the versatility, the color, the indulgent feeling you get from a charcuterie board. Like you’re at a fancy restaurant, even if you’re in sweatpants watching Gilmore Girls for the two hundred and thiry third time. No, just me? Now I’m onto Ginny and Georgia so whatever. How to make a Gluten-Free Spring Charcuterie Board:…

Gluten-Free Spring Pea, Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

This easy gluten-free pea, chicken and mushroom pasta is the perfect springtime dinner! Bursting with healthy fresh spring produce and herbs, it’s creamy and delicious. I love spring! Summer has always been my favorite season and I kind of ignored the lowly spring. This year though, I’m living for it! Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but I notice the longer days, the warmer weather and the signs of the earth coming to life all around me. Little purple flowers are popping up in my backyard. It’s light out after 6 pm. My sons are taking off their jackets and refusing to put them back on. Spring is in the air! Best of all – spring produce is popping up at the farmers market! My market is bursting with fresh herbs, mushrooms, peas, asparagus – you name it. So I came up with a delicious gluten-free chicken and mushroom pasta.…

An Honest Review of Monat Collagen Key

After hearing about this “vegan collagen” supplement and doing a dramatic eye roll, I thought it was time I do an honest review of Monat Collagen Key. I found out about Monat’s Collagen Key in a local mom group on Facebook when one mom asked for collagen recommendations and another mom said, “Collagen is made from boiled up bones! EW! So gross. Dm me to try this vegan collagen that helped my hair grow eight inches in a year!” I didn’t know what she was talking about, but there are three things I know from that comment: This person is clearly disconnected from food, nature and how food is grown. Bones aren’t “ew, gross!” Let’s not talk like 12 year-old girls, especially surrounding a food that has been a staple of peoples’ diets for millions of years, and still is in many parts of the world. Just because something seems…

The Best Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake

I surprised even myself with how insanely delicious this turned out. I really, truly believe it’s the best gluten-free vanilla cake ever made. It’s THAT good. Okay so I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – I am not a baker. I don’t like to bake. I don’t like to follow a recipe. I don’t like to measure out seventy three ingredients and be precise. But here’s the thing about this cake: the ingredients are fairly minimal, super common and easy! You don’t need a bunch of different ingredients to make this cake good, and it’s not at all complicated. And that’s the kind of baking I can get on board with. I adapted this recipe from a recipe I found on Nagi’s website for cake; I made this gluten-free and just health-ified it a bit. I’ve made it twice now with a few tweaks, and it’s…

Six Ways To Get Kids To Eat Healthy Food

I have a four year-old and a two year-old and while eating isn’t without it’s challenges, we have a schedule and some ground rules. These are my tried and true six ways to get kids to eat healthy food. “You’re so lucky your kids are good eaters.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that in my four years of parenting. The truth is, it’s not luck. It’s years of thoughtful, mindful decisions surrounding food choices for our family. I realize it’s not this easy for everyone, particularly marginalized moms, moms who are on WIC, moms of color and moms who live in food deserts. But for the average mom, which most people reading this blog are, here are six ways to get kids to eat healthy food. One snack a day. Our kids are snacked out. They get snacks at school, at activities and seemingly between breakfast,…